Minor/Repaint: Alternator Sideburn/Speed Breaker

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by len_d69, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. len_d69

    len_d69 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    568
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +65
    Was discussing with one of the mods about posting this here. Some of you might have seen it from Transtopia before. Anyway, its quite an old custom but here are some new pics

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that this was my first attempt at a dye job. Most of the black parts (Shoulders & Chest) have been dyed black to prevent from paint chips. I'm quite happy with the results as I can fiddle around with him without worrying about paint chips specially at the shoulder areas.

    Also this was painted with Tamiya spray cans. The blue is "Mica Blue". The head is based on Sideswipe's head with sculpting using Tamiya's epoxy putty.
     

    Attached Files:

    • SB0.JPG
      SB0.JPG
      File size:
      24.9 KB
      Views:
      143
    • SB1.JPG
      SB1.JPG
      File size:
      25.8 KB
      Views:
      122
    • SB2.JPG
      SB2.JPG
      File size:
      23.1 KB
      Views:
      169
    • SB3.JPG
      SB3.JPG
      File size:
      31 KB
      Views:
      170
    • SB4.JPG
      SB4.JPG
      File size:
      27.3 KB
      Views:
      170
    • SB5.JPG
      SB5.JPG
      File size:
      23.4 KB
      Views:
      165
    • SB6.JPG
      SB6.JPG
      File size:
      24.8 KB
      Views:
      176
  2. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Posts:
    1,637
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    Paintwork and stripes are super clean. Awesome work :) 
     
  3. stratonrye

    stratonrye Maximal

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Posts:
    635
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +2
    Wow that looks great dude. That head is perfect and when you factor in the flawless paint job this bot looks factory fresh. Very sweet. Is that a human alliance BB and Shia pictured with Speed Breaker? If it is, I didn't realize that the Alternators and HA lines are so close in scale to each other. That's pretty cool too. I need to get one of those HA figures, they're awesome.
     
  4. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Posts:
    4,595
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +14
    Ebay:
    wow man this looks great!! Side Burn has always been a favorite character of mine and seeing him thrown onto the viper mold is just beautiful
     
  5. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Posts:
    2,222
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +30
    Ebay:
    Yes that is FLAWLESS. Did you do any sanding to it before the paint?

    btw, the head sculpt is interesting and unique and the detail put into it is amazing. Kudos.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,598
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    Who in the world could have been the mod wanting you to post this here I wonder . . . .
     
  7. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Posts:
    18,119
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +112
    awesome paintjob.

    sidenote: that expression on HA sam witwicky is just too much. look like someone who failed their SAT then saw boobies after.
     
  8. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Posts:
    548
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    that so awesome! i love that Mica blue you used. might as well pick up that color. great job bro!
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    10,980
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +19
    Ive always loved this piece by you Len. And it still :rock 
     
  10. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Posts:
    5,190
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Clarksburg, MD
    Likes:
    +6
    Very slick. Love the color and the shoulders.
     
  11. Omega Magnus

    Omega Magnus Gorillabot

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2003
    Posts:
    543
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    I remember seeing this back in the day at Transtopia. Wow, what an amazing head sculpt. Awesome job.
     
  12. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Posts:
    1,131
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Okay, I love Alternators customs, but I had no idea who the hell Sideburn was. OH RiD, no wonder. :p  Anyway, after a little browsing around, man, that head sculpt is DEAD ON, totally made the robot. Great colours too!! I'm kind of new to customizing techniques, how do you dye a piece?
     
  13. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Posts:
    1,467
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    lol.....classic

    I love how clean the paint job is...excellent excellent work
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,598
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    It's always been one of my favorites, too. It continues to inspire me to this very day. The head sculpt alone continues to fuel me to want to make one for myself. :) 

    RiD Forever!

    As for dying, we have a tutorial on that *points to Tutorials to the right*

    QFT.
     
  15. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Posts:
    1,131
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    LOL, but I don't wanna die...

    Thanks Superquad!! I just finished reading that tutorial! Wow, I really gotta start paying attention to the rest of the website, that was really helpful!
     
  16. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    so happy to see this one back in the well-lit room! :D  always loved this piece.
     
  17. BruticusPrime

    BruticusPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Posts:
    143
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Isn't dyeing plastic the best thing ever?
     
  18. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    17,737
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +34
    Very smooth.. :thumb :
     

Share This Page